Monday, September 27, 2010

A Victory and A Setback in Don't Ask Don't Tell: What Will YOU Do?

On September 21, 2010 Senate Republicans and two Democrats filibustered the Defense Authorization Bill. This Bill has passed the last 48 years in a row. It just passes. As I state in the video below
" something that the American Government tends to not fuck with."
So why now? I'll give you one guess and IF you guess because they were going to try and repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell you would be correct.

In this video I express in no uncertain terms my disgust for the way these members of Congress have played politics with so many peoples lives...with so many peoples Civil Rights.

If this Bill had passed all it would have done is give the Military leadership the authority to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. Not a complete victory but I would rather have that authority in the hands of the Joint Chiefs of Staff then in the politicians who just want to move the goal post on this for political leverage.

This is peoples live we're talking about here. It's about time we honor their sacrifices and hard work and treat them like they are just as good as every other American in this country.

After a little passionate but friendly back and forth with a fellow YouTuber I was inspired to upload this brilliant Spoken Word by Poet StaceyAnn Chin called Equality.

You can also follow Staceyann on Twitter.

Closing out this series I chose to do a video on Major Margaret Witt. Here I read an exert from an article in the Huffington Post that tells of the latest victory in the struggle against DADT in which U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton ruled it unconstitutional.

Congratulations Major Witt. Success and happiness to you and your partner going forward. I hope we will all celebrate the day this embarrassing law is finally laid to rest...for good.

I ask that if you are inspired by the victory of Major Witt or just sick and tired of the bigotry and homophobia that seems to plague our Country then please PLEASE write to your congressman and make your feelings known. I do believe that it helps and that we have enough momentum after this ruling that every letter matters.

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Thank you

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